HIV Treatment options
Be Smart. Use Protection
A person who takes part in risky sexual behavior should always use a condom.
The highest risk comes from having intercourse — vaginal, anal, or oral — with a person who has a sexually transmitted disease. If you have sex with an infected person, you’re taking a big chance. If you know your partner is infected, the best rule is to avoid intercourse (including oral sex). If you do decide to have sex with an infected partner, you should always be sure a condom is used from start to finish, every time.
With sexually transmitted diseases, you often can’t tell whether your partner has been infected. If you’re not sure about yourself or your partner, you should choose to not have sex at all. But if you do have sex, be sure to use a condom.
If you think you and your partner should be using condoms but your partner refuses, then you should say NO to sex with that person.
– Excerpt from the FDA (More Information)